What's Really Happening Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

The End of Central Bank credibility, and beginning of the Age of the Printing Press

- The Fed’s “tightening” cycle is over

- The ECB’s balance sheet is as large as Japan’s economy

- The BOJ’s balance sheet is equally large, and may drop it’s 2% “inflation target” tomorrow

Historic Precious Metal rebalancing opportunity

The Holy Grail of bullish silver statistics

The coming two week’s potentially historic Bitcoin “scaling” events

Etc., etc.

Direct download: Andy_Hoffman_19.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:58am EDT

Mark Tapson warns us to beware of Leftists bearing gifts of kindness. They don't mean it and in fact they don't embrace solutions, they merely project a caring image. It worked for a long time, and then they met Trump. Now it's not working out so well for them. There's a lot of unhappiness with their current strategy and that seems to be increasing by the day. Perhaps one day the right will learn how to fight fire with fire, but until that day comes along, they should be grateful to the President!

Direct download: Mark_Tapson_18.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42pm EDT

Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen is backing away from normalizing interest rates. The economy is too weak, it's hooked on easy money and this will have very negative long term effects for the economy and the world. But perhaps once we hit bottom, we'll be forced to take a hard look at all the economic corruption and incompetence and come up with something better. At least Danielle Park hopes that's the case. The final chapter has yet to be written. 

Direct download: Danielle_Park_18.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:39pm EDT

Noted retail authority Howard Davidowitz joined us today for a review of the ongoing liquidation of the America's retailing giants. There's little good news on the retail front. Sears, K-Mart, Radio Shack, Payless Shoes and so many other former household names will soon be part of the wreckage filled bankruptcy history. Employment, real estate and so many other parts of the economy are changing at light speed. The only hope is to allow the economy to adapt by deregulating and encouraging entrepreneurship. There is no other way out. And on that score President Trump is on the right track. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:36pm EDT

The courts are attempting to usurp the president and the will of the country. It's a battle we should all be concerned about. There's no turning back now. This is not what the Founding Fathers ever planned for. Whatever happened to the concept of co-equal branches of government? Now the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of everything. Where will it end? 

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm EDT

Dr. Gerard Lameiro has been a big Trump proponent, almost from the beginning. He believes that if the Republicans do not repeal Obamacare and continue to oppose the Trump Agenda, it will be to their detriment. The people have spoken and they want the swamp drained, the GOP Establishment be damned. Who can blame them. They're sick of the corruption and the country's decline. 

Direct download: Gerard_Lameiro_17.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:53pm EDT

John joined us for a discussion of Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen's retreat from so-called interest rate normalization. Looks that raising rates is off the table for the foreseeable future. Can QE to infinity be far behind. 

Things aren't so good in the Crypto-currency space. Prices of Bitcoin et al., have been hitting the skids the past week. Will it continue? As of last Wednesday there were 970  Crypto-currencies. Does the world need any more? But it's sure to get them regardless. Let's see where they head now. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm EDT

Trent Mell is President and CEO of First Cobalt. He's in the midst of two major acquisitions and is also leading the effort to develop the company's existing projects. Interestingly, there's only one pure cobalt mine presently in existence. Cobalt is often a byproduct of copper, nickel and silver mines. The trend is greatly favoring cobalt as the E-Auto market continues its fast growth. Every Tesla vehicle uses at least 33 pounds of cobalt. And there's no substitute. The metal has a wealth of other uses including super-alloys, so there's a constant need for it. Trent sees a lot of potential revenue that's currently buried in waste piles around the existing projects. This could be the low hanging fruit that propels the company forward. Always great to see a sponsor headed in the right direction. 

Direct download: Trent_Mell_16.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am EDT

Matt Behdjou unveils a major tool for getting your product to the market quickly and start realizing almost immediate sales. Social Media Influencers are the key. There are many thousands of Influencers out there who have thousands, hundreds of thousands and even millions of followers. Their followers believe in them and will often respond to promoted products. It's often at very low cost and more effective than any other type of marketing. Matt's students have successfully used this technique many times. So start influencing your market by reaching out Influencers now. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:51pm EDT

Sam’s McElroy is concerned about jobs numbers-currently there are many indications that the US economy is moving in the right direction. In addition to strong jobs reports we've also seen the Fed make slight rate increases. However, despite some economic indicators looking strong, there are still many others that are somewhat troubling which makes predicting what will come next somewhat of a question mark.
If we compare today's economic underpinnings to where we were in the mid to late 90's preceding the NASDAQ crash (dot.com bubble) we can see that many measures are actually worse today, such as:
Slower GDP growth
Lower productivity growth
Higher Federal debt
Higher Debt:GDP ratio
Higher Personal and Corp Debt
Lower 10yr Treasury Rate
Lower Fed Funds rate

Worse 3, 5, and 10yr Earning Growth for the S&P 500
All of this data doesn't necessarily suggest that the economy is moving back towards a recession, but it does suggest that there is a lot more complexity is assessing the US economy and equity market's strength and that we have to recognize that there is a heavy mixture of both positive and negative indicators.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EDT

Dr. Elaina George is unenthusiastic about the prospects for healthcare reform. She says it never addresses the underlying problems of healthcare cost and the special interests that have been feeding upon the system. The insurance companies will get a $200 billion bailout and the taxpayers will get the bill. There's no fundamental reform taking place. Big Pharma and big hospitals and the insurers benefit. The doctors are getting the short end as well. But Dr. George has the solution for you to opt out and start doing things right. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:59pm EDT

Capital Capitalism joined us today. He was in a celebratory mood. He's paying off his mortgage and will be officially debt-free. Sometimes paying off your debt is the best possible investment you can make. It's okay to borrow to buy assets that will self-liquidate the debt. 

We also discussed the emerging Klepto-Currency market. There's over 970 crypto-currencies in the market right now. The leaders appear to have peaked and we'll have to see what's going to happen next. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:31pm EDT

Chris Vermeulen joined us today. He’s optimistic about the stock market and sees the dollar going higher and therefore safe haven investments will be moving lower. Money might also be flowing out of precious metals and into crypto-currencies. Crude oil has been a great trading vehicle this year due largely to volatility. While there is some downside to hit $40, the majority of the heavy selling is over and a bullish pattern could be starting to form shortly. A tough trading range. The US Dollar has hit a strong resistance point. Looks like it’s poised for an increase which also might cause a sell-off in metals. Don’t forget the black swans, they’re always looming. Take them with a grain of salt. Follow the price action. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

What's Really Happening Wednesdays with Andrew Hoffman:

Following last week's "Operation July 4th week silver slam," historically undervalued PM prices

 *   Historic valuation anomalies - platinum/gold, silver/gold, numismatics
 *   Today's article, "silver versus the base metals bubble, Part II - Silver now undervalued versus everything!"

Whirlybird Janet's Congressional economic testimony

 *   Why is she lying through her teeth?  And who doesn't realize this yet?
 *   UPDATE - THEY DO NOW, GIVEN HERE MASSIVELY DOVISH PREPARED REMARKS!

Breaking down of fraudulent financial and market memes, everywhere!

Bitcoin "civil war" - and what it means.

Etc. etc.

Direct download: Andy_Hoffman_12.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am EDT

Jeff Small joined us today to talk about the CFPB bureaus gift of higher scores for millions of consumers. Are they really better off? 

The three nationwide consumer reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion, are starting a new policy on July 1 that will raise about 12 million consumers’ credit scores.

On that date, the agencies will begin collecting more specific information about the public records that are included on credit reports, including bankruptcies, civil judgments and tax liens — which means consumers won’t be penalized as severely as they previously were for those black marks on their credit histories.

On average, consumers’ scores will increase 10 points, according to an analysis by VantageScore Solutions, a credit scoring company.

Under the new rule, the agencies will at least have to report the consumer’s name, address, Social Security number and/or date of birth, and must satisfy a requirement of visiting courthouses to obtain newly filed and updated public records at least every 90 days.

The agencies already met those enhanced standards for bankruptcy records, according to the Consumer Data Industry Association, a trade organization. But for civil judgments, and about half of tax liens, they did not.

See also: Here’s one thing consumers still don’t understand about their credit scores

Some tax liens that meet the enhanced reporting standards will stay on consumers’ reports, but all civil judgments will be removed because they do not meet the new standards. Consumers do not have to take any action to have the records removed, and they should see the change on their credit report “soon after” July 1, according to the Consumer Data Industry Association, a trade organization. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EDT

Dr. Michael Guillen has written his first novel. In The Null Prophecy,  The Future of the World Is at Stake! Scientists have spotted holes opening up in Earth’s magnetosphere, and now a massive, deadly eruption of solar radiation is hurtling toward the planet at one million miles per hour. With only three days before impact, the American president turns to two unlikely heroes: inventor Calder Sinclair and physicist-turned-news-correspondent Allie Armendariz. While racing the clock, Calder and Allie battle personal demons as well as each other, all the while inching closer to a staggering truth foretold in ancient literature that will dramatically impact the world’s future: The Null Prophecy.The Future of the World Is at Stake! Scientists have spotted holes opening up in Earth’s magnetosphere, and now a massive, deadly eruption of solar radiation is hurtling toward the planet at one million miles per hour. With only three days before impact, the American president turns to two unlikely heroes: inventor Calder Sinclair and physicist-turned-news-correspondent Allie Armendariz. While racing the clock, Calder and Allie battle personal demons as well as each other, all the while inching closer to a staggering truth foretold in ancient literature that will dramatically impact the world’s future: The Null Prophecy.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm EDT

Are cryptocurrencies the final battlefield between the Good Guys (White Hats) and the Bad Guys (Black Hats). Bix believes that the blockchain is the key to restoring honesty and integrity to the financial system and human affairs. Bix informed us that Jamaica is setting up a blockchain based stock trading system that if successful may be adopted around the world. He believes that the current pullback in Crypto's is temporary, but is extremely excited about the Litecoin's prospects. It's 4 times faster than Bitcoin! Let's see if cryptocurrencies and the blockchain have the ability to lift man up from his current dismal state of existence. 

Direct download: Bix_Weir_11.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:57pm EDT

When it comes to alternative investing and being prepared for the inevitable, Don McAlvany is a legend. He is the editor of the McAlvany Intelligence Advisor, a monthly geopolitical / financial intelligence newsletter analyzing global economic, social, political and monetary developments and their affect on our country, free enterprise system, families, and personal finances for today and the future of America. Right now he's very concerned about a possible economic collapse in the Fall. He believes that precious metals are the ultimate insurance policy. 

He's doing a US speaking tour this summer. Go here to see his schedule and get more information. Don is truly a visionary. 

 

Direct download: Don_McAlvany_10.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EDT

John is very pessimistic about the prospects of the failing Obamacare ever getting repealed. Medicaid appears to be the major sticking point. The hard right wants it gone and yet there are many in the middle that want it expanded. Obamacare appears to be much more sticky than anyone anticipated. Is there a way out? Perhaps, it may be down, but not out, yet? Tax reform could be a casualty as because the clock is ticking. And Russia is still lurking in the background. While all this has been happening, CNN has been imploding. The story is really quite amusing, however the Left has long since lost its sense of humor. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

Nathan Hirsch is a 28 year old serial entrepreneur who is an expert in hiring remote workers and eCommerce business. He co-founded his first company out of his dorm room in 2009 drop shipping products on Amazon.com and built it to sell over $20 million worth of products over 5 years. While scaling, Nathan discovered the power of outsourcing and ended up building an remote army of freelancers. 
 
In 2015, Nathan co-founded and become the CEO of FreeeUp, an online hiring marketplace focused on connecting businesses with the top 1% of online workers in eCommerce, digital marketing, virtual assistance, and web development. The company has been growing at rapid paces (500%+ YoY) and has quickly become a top destination to hire online for over 2,500 businesses around the world. 
 
Nathan has built his personal brand to be synonymous with online hiring and entrepreneurship through over 75 guest appearances on top podcasts: Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas, Eventual Millionaire, and handfuls more. He continues to share his knowledge on building remote teams with everyone he comes in contact with and just recently joined the faculty at CEO Space.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:09pm EDT

Gold and silver are getting slammed. However, John sees a silver lining. The speculators are being driven out of the market, the paper market that is, and the seasonal factors are looking up. Every person interested in precious metals should be looking at the Commitment of Traders Report. The COT is almost always correct as a predictor of future. This time will be no different. 

Direct download: John_Rubino_10.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute’s Executive Director John Heubusch joins us to discuss media bias against Trump especially in light of the pending investigation/attacks from the Media.

Reagan won the American people over because he was open and direct. Heubusch implores Trump stick to Reagan’s blueprint if he hopes to succeed in the way his predecessor did.

In a recent piece for the Daily Caller, John Heubusch argues: “To be like Reagan, Trump should be unwavering in his promotion of American principles...Reagan consistently demonstrated strength, but wrapped it in optimism, humility and humor. He knew the American people would respond when he reminded them of this country’s great past, and its promising future.”

Direct download: John_Heubusch_06.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EDT

Gold back down to 200 moving average. -Each time it’s done that it gone higher. Markets are breaking down. Silver is lagging because it's typical speculators are heading over to crypto currencies. The agricultural index just hit an all time high. You won't be able to afford a ribeye steak next year. Get ready. It will all become apparent this fall after the harvest. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Our good friend Jason Hartman joined us for a look at the illusion of wealth through debt creation or fake wealth. Has the US been getting poorer or richer since it went off the gold standard. On the one hand, technology has certainly been a prime mover of improving living standards. On the other, stay at home mothers are virtually a thing of the past. How do you reconcile the two?

On a related top, self-liquidating debt on investment properties is on the of the best and most profitable ways to play the currency debasement game. You have an income producing property whose cash flow will continue to increase, while the tenant effectively pays off your mortgage. 

Unfortunately, everyone has gotten in on the game as witnessed by the fact that there's a shortage of these cash flow properties in the market now. 

 

 

Direct download: Jason_Hartman_05.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

Nick Santiago is one savvy trader. He was spot-on as far the stock market going higher, last time we spoke. He believes that there's still some life left in the old bull, mainly because there's so much pessimism out there. The dollar is going to recoup its recent losses and this will lead to a continued breakdown in commodities. Gold and silver will continue trading in their current ranges for the foreseeable future. Euro is doomed after all. Much more here to digest. 

Direct download: Nick_Santiago_06.Jul.17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:06pm EDT



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